Around half of the US lamps market will no longer be forced to an SSL transition with new energy policy announced by Trump’s DOE. The US Environmental Protection Agency has added Energy Star provisions for SSL products that include USB charging ports and for emergency-oriented products with integrated batteries, and expanded luminaire coverage. From packaged LEDs to light engines to luminaires, better light quality was the clear trend at LightFair International, reports MAURY WRIGHT, and the march toward connected lighting and numerous specialty applications remains a strong backup story. MAURY WRIGHT visited the Hendersonville, NC facility of Current for two days of presentations on outdoor lighting and smart cities, and reports on insight gained in the company’s approach to product development, manufacturing, and logistics. Sapphire Awards entries are now open. Consider the message you’re sending to the judges with your impact statement or essay on your innovations. The question of the day is what exactly defines innovation as we move into the realms of quality of light and experience. German museums are trialing LED lighting based on Nichia’s Optisolis technology while ...